Joe Cocker (1944-2014): The World is Less Soulful Today

From The New York Times: Joe Cocker, the gravelly British singer who became one of pop’s most recognizable interpreters in the late 1960s and ’70s with passionate, idiosyncratic takes on songs like the Beatles’ “With a Little Help From My Friends,” died on Monday at his home in Crawford, Colo. He was 70. The causeContinue reading “Joe Cocker (1944-2014): The World is Less Soulful Today”

Ravi Shankar dead at 92: While My Sitar Gently Weeps

Sitarist Ravi Shankar has passed away at the age of 92. His rich musical life touched many, but to the current generation he may only be known as Norah Jones‘ father. His obituary from The Guardian is below. Ravi Shankar who has died aged 92 in San Diego, was the Indian maestro who put the sitarContinue reading “Ravi Shankar dead at 92: While My Sitar Gently Weeps”